Alex Smith
Alex Smith
38-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alex Smith in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed by the Redskins in December of 2015.
TEFree Agent
December 15, 2015
Smith signed with Washington on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Washington needs depth at tight end after Derek Carrier suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's game against the Browns. Smith is an experienced blocking specialist, but he only has 163 receptions in 121 career games.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Smith will likely compete with Tyler Eifert for the No. 2 TE spot.
Smith appeared in 14 games, including four starts, in 2011 and collected 14 receptions for 131 yards and one score. Heading into the 2012 season he has Ben Watson and Evan Moore still ahead of him on the depth chart, and he may have to fight off Dan Gronkowski to be the team's featured blocking tight end.
Smith will battle with Robert Royal for the final TE spot on the roster.
The Pats have added Smith and Chris Baker to a mix that already included Ben Watson and David Thomas. The acquisition of Smith means that the Pats are stacked at another position on offense, but good luck picking the best fantasy option week to week. Keep an eye on this situation because if QB Tom Brady finds a favorite within the group, then there's some sleeper potential to be had.
The Buccaneers were slightly below league average in throwing to their tight ends in 2007, but Tampa tight ends caught nine touchdown passes (4th in NFL), tying for first in the league in terms of percentage of a team's receiving touchdowns. If only Smith were the beneficiary of all that largesse, we might have a bigger fantasy prospect. Smith shared the position with Jerramy Stevens in 2007 and will be challenged by Ben Troupe in 2008.
The Buccaneers ran a lot of two tight-end sets with Smith and Anthony Becht sharing time last year. With the job share, Smith’s production has bubbled just below a league-average starting tight end. Jerramy Stevens was added in the offseason, so it’ll be even more crowded this season. The team’s wideouts last season weren’t stellar, and once the quarterback job fell to Bruce Gradkowski the entire passing game was in trouble. Smith developed a nice rapport with Chris Simms in 2005, and that will help him this year should Simms beat out free-agent signee Jeff Garcia. An improved offensive line means the tight ends will not have to block all the time, which could result in more catches.
Smith played in all 16 games (10 starts) last season, was second on the team in targets and led all Buccaneer tight ends with 41 catches, 367 yards (22.9 YPG) and two touchdowns. He came on toward season’s end, becoming one of quarterback Chris Simms’ favorite targets, so look for further development between the two in 2006. Smith is a good athlete with decent speed, but he’s not especially quick and isn’t much of a downfield threat.
If he doesn't get hurt, Smith will likely overtake retread vet Anthony Becht to become Tampa Bay's number one tight end early this season. Smith is the type of tall, athletic, sure-handed target that Jon Gruden loves to have in the tight end spot, but hasn't had since he took over the Bucs. Grab this sleeper late in your draft.
More Fantasy News
Alex Smith: Backup TE Signs With Cincy
TECincinnati Bengals
June 10, 2014
Smith signed with the Bengals on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
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Alex Smith: (Wrist) Placed On Injured Reserve
TECincinnati Bengals
December 30, 2013
Smith (wrist) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.
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TECincinnati Bengals
December 29, 2013
Smith suffered a wrist injury during Sunday's game, the Bengals' official Twitter account reports.
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TECincinnati Bengals
December 29, 2013
With both Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert inactive, Smith is expected to start at tight end for the Bengals on Sunday against the Ravens, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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TECincinnati Bengals
September 1, 2013
Smith made the Bengals' final cuts Saturday, as the team's third tight end.
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